Great Wall approaching Beijing from the East - Pinggu District
Changping District Outer Suburb of Beijing - Great Wall Sections
Traveling from East to West along the Great Wall of China in Beijing Province the fourth County the Great Wall passes through is Changping District. The Changping District used to be a thoroughly rural area mainly occupied by orchards and named after its largest population center, the farming Village of Changping situated strategically on the approaches to both the Ming Tombs (Shisan Ling (13 Tombs)) Wolrd Cultural Heritage Site and the Badaling Great Wall of China, likewise a UNESCO listed world cultural heritage site. In this decade the landscape has been transformed the success of the city and international mass tourism turning the rural land into a newly urbanized zone. Today Changping Village is no more, instead the ChangPing District has been turned into a sprawling light industry district whereas both the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall have become its main tourist venues. Near the Great Wall lie expensive resort condominiums, the obligatory Golf Courses, newly built museums and entertainment venues for mass tourism and the like.
Huairou District Outer Suburb of Beijing - Great Wall Sections
Traveling from East to West along the Great Wall of China in Beijing Province the third County the Great Wall passes through is Huairou District, now also considered an outer suburb of the Megametropolis. Huairou, alike neighboring Miyun County is named after its largest population center. Huairou District is situated almost in the middle north of Beijing Province and the section of the Great Wall of China found there exist in a double layer. One outer defensive line and wall by an large deliniates the current day border with surrounding Hebei Province. In addition, a second Inner Layer of the Great Wall exists. Kilometers long sections of this Inner Layer of the Great Wall have all but disapeared or lie in utter ruins. Most of the Huairou District Great Wall Sections are considered Wild Walls, meaninng there is no official label, access, tolling or guarding of the wall. Nevertheless, one could walk these wall sections if one knows how to access them.
Miyun County Outer Suburb of Beijing - Great Wall Sections
Traveling from East to West along the Great Wall of China in Beijing Province the second County the Great Wall passes through is Miyun County. Miyun County is named after its largest population center as well as the man made Miyun Water Reservoir, the largest fresh water body within the city Province. Miyun City is situated in the south-central section of the county whereas the Great Wall of China delineates most of the border with Miyun County and bordering sections of surrounding Hebei Province.
Great Wall of China approaching Beijing from the East
All maps of Beijing Municipality in General without focus on the Great Wall.
Map of the Northern Half of Beijing Municipality
( Beijing is an autonomous City Province ) including the Summer Palace, Jundu Mountains and The Badaling Great Wall of China, Mutianyu Great Wall of China and more details. Same Map of the Northern Half of Beijing Municipality
overview of Beijing Municipality (Hebei) and Area to the West and South-West. Includes Datong and Pass to Inner Mongolia (Great Wall), BaoDing ShiJiaZhuang and TaiYuan Crossroads-cities. Wutai Shan and Yuntong Shan Mountain Ranges. Beijing Regional Map : Beijing-TangShan-TianJin-ShiJiaZhuang quadrangle, overview of Beijing City Province (Hebei) and Area to the East and South-East. Includes TangShan, City of Tianjin, BoHai Sea, GaoZhou, ShiJiaZhuang Crossroads City
Simatai Great Wall of China - Satellite Image Site Map
Complete Background info, travel directions, tips and a Site Map of the Yellow Cliff - HuangyaGuan Great Wall of China Site, technically located in Tianjin City Province, but reachable from Beijing. Read the Introduction to the two sections of Yellow Cliff Wall in County of Tianjin; HuangYaguan and Xiaopingan Village also known as the Taiping Zhai Revolutionary Stronghold. Find Bagua Village, Ju River, Xintang Pavilion, Zuanbi Pavilion, the Statue of General Qi Jiguang and More.
A Schematic Map of Beijing City Province and ALL Locations of The Great Wall of China visitable within Beijing City Province and Immediate Vicinity. Find the Great Wall at Yellow Cliff (HuangYaGuan), JiangJun Guan, Simatai, Jinshanling, Gubeikou, White Horse Pass (Bai Ma Guan),Beishicheng, Mutianyu, Jiankou, DaZhenyu, Huanghuacheng, XishuiYu, Juyong Guan Pass and Fortress and finally Badaling.
Browse the Map and Click through the Links for further backgrounds on each Great Wall Site, including photos, video, history and most importantly: site maps, and information on how to travel and get there by Public Transport or just on your own or traveling by Car.
Map - Schematic - Hebei-Beijing-Tianjin Great Wall Locations
A Schematic Map overview of Great Wall locations and sections in Shanxi Province, Hebei Province, Beijing City Province, Tianjin City Province and parts of Liaoning Province. This Schematic Map focusses on the seperate visitable Great Wall of China locations and sections within the depicted regions, and includes as the Main Monuments and Scenic Sites in their vicinity as well. Find the locations of the Great Wall of China in northern Shanxi, the famous fortified "Heaven's Gate" (Kalgan) Fortress in northern Hebei Province, the "First Gate under Heaven in the East and the Terminus of the Inner Layer in the East (Laolongtou) and several often overlooked sites in Liaoning Province.
Beijing City Province - General Maps / Overviews
Additional Map of all Great Wall of China locations within the Province of Beijing City itself, excluding all of surrounding Hebei Province. Map clearly marks all sections and their position in relation to other neighboring and nearby sections. This Map is good for gaining more specific knowledge of the Great Wall, the northern outer suburbs and counties in which each section is located. Refer to adjacent Great Wall of China Google Map to navigate your way to each and every identifiable ruin(s) of the Great Wall within the outer suburbs and rural districts of Beijing City Province.
China - North-Shanxi - West Hebei Inner Layer o/ Great Wall (2 maps)
Full detail Geographical Map of the Area of Datong and Wu Tai Shan Mountains of North-Shanxi Province, West-Hebei Province with Beijing, BaoDing and ShiJiaZhuang.
Includes location of Datong Great Wall of China Pass (YanMenGuan), the Hanging Monastry of Hunyuan Village, Mu Ta Pagoda at Ying Xiang Village, Yungang Caves World Cultural Heritage Site at Yungang Village and Wu Tai Shan Holy Mountain Area of North China.
A now rather dated satellite image of the city and Beijing and outer suburbs including the mountains over which the Great Wall of China curves its way. Nothing of the Great Wall can be seen on this image. The city has since doubled in number of inhabitants and likewise development has splurged creating new urban zones.
This Map covers a Larger Area than the additional available Satellite Images , but roughly same as many commercially available Geographical Maps. A map of a Section of the Northern Half of Beijing Municipality centering on Shisan Ling 13 Ming DynastyTombs at the foot of the Jundu Mountains and The Badaling Great Wall of China, nearby at the Juyung Pass 20 kilometers away.
A schematic overview of North-East China's Hebei Province entire, delineating Provincial Borders and parts of neighboring Shanxi-, LiaoNing- and Shandong Provinces and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Map marks main Monuments such as Great Wall of China passes, Monasteries, Temples, etc.
Further ncludes Cities and Towns (shown by size), Main Monuments & landmarks, Main Mountains (with Height), major highways, railroads, waterways, and Airports (National & International) and links to furher information on Cities, Monuments and main transportation hubs of the wider Region.
Follow the Map to Datong and Area for roadway and railroad specifics. Towns & Villages around Datong included.
Beijing City Great Wall Sections Maps by County
In total there are over 56 seperate sections of the Great Wall of China in Beijing City Province which is quite a few too much to overview in one glance. In practice each such section is delineated by its own geographical properties (Valley and / or Village) and bears a seperate name which is given on our Maps and Listings where possible.
In order to avoid confusion all maps of sections of the Great Wall of China within Beijing Municipality are listed below starting out from East to West. Traveling from East to West these Great Wall sections are listed as seperated by County and consecutive locations.
Traveling from East to West along the Great Wall of China in Beijing Province the first County the Great Wall passes through is Pinggu District. Pinggu District borders in the East on both Tangshan County of Hebei Province and the norternmost tip of adjacent Tianjin City Province. But a decade ago or so Pinggu District was still a rural County Of Beijing however today it is considered an outer suburb.
Although mostly ruined and short in length, the Great Wall of China sections in the north of Pinggu District are noteable for their ancient origins (some Dating back over a 1000 years) as well as their interesting histories and attached legends. Due to the remote locations with -up to recently- according travel times and woes, these sections were non-famous and under visited. Today, things all depend on day and season.
PICKING UP THE TRAIL OF THE WALL IN THE EAST:
Due East of Beijing Province, many kilometers beyond the border and well into Hebei Province the Malanyu (Malanyu Guan) section in Zunhua County of Tangshan Prefecture of Hebei Province is the point where the continuity of the inter-connecting sections of the Great Wall of China is most easily picked up. Although now broken and interrupted, the Great Wall leads from Malanyu via the location of the Eastern Qing Dynasty Tombs (DongQing Ling), the location of the Tomb of the Empress-Dowager Hsu-Tzi (Cixi) and
used to connect through with Taipingzhai Great Wall of China of Ji County in Tianjin City Province. In turn the Taipingzhai section connects westward to Huangyaguan (Yellow Cliff) Great Wall of China, which is the second and also last section of the Great Wall of China found within the administrative area of Tianjin City Province, not Beijing Province.
Together the Yellow Cliff Great Wall- and Taipingzhai Great Wall -sections cover several kilometers forming a complex and semi-continuous trail of ruins and standing wall sections. The Taipingzhai section has ancient origins and in the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD) found its final form as a double layered defense system with as a result that ruins can be found arcing north- and south- around the town, eventually to connect with the Yellow Cliff (Huangyaguan) Wall. The Huangyaguan Wall is much longer than the official sections shown on the schematic map found below. Winding its way from south-east to north-west it has many kilometers of wild wall, the ruins of which have been marked on our:
In the East of Beijing Province the XXX section found in Pinggu District of Beijing Province connects with XXX Great Wall of China, making this section the first Great Wall of China section of Miyun County in the East.
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Just beyond the Taipingzhai and Huangyaguan sections the Great Wall of China continues into the Pinggu District of Beijing City Province. For a considerable end there are however no visible remains to be found today. Only many kilometers beyond, both to the west and north sporadic ruins and recongizable wall remains appear near the rural towns of Zhujiatai and Shijiatai on the southern tip of the (modestly sized) Zhenluo Yingshi River Reservoir.
Although this is what is known as a wild wall, an unofficial section not covered in the official tourist iteneraries, these remote towers and ruins eventually connect to the Dachengzi Great Wall of China, the first Great Wall of China section of Beijing Province in the East.
A Full Google Earth Supported Map of Huangya Guan - Yellow Cliff Pass created by AsiaReport.com.
The 2nd Great Wall of China section, the Yellow Cliff Great Wall (Huangyaguan) has aa much longer length than the neighboring Taipingzhai Great Wall with which it is continuous.
Yellow Cliff Great all extends between the Yu River west bank (and S258 / S101 Road) in the East and the S231 Road in the West. Its ultimate terminus represent the location of the (administrative) border between Tianjin City Province and Beijing City Province which lies near the minute rural village of Huanglanggou just west of S231 Road. Coincidentally this is also where the factual ruins end. The reappear some kilometers beyond near Zhujiatai Village and Zhenluo Yingshi River Reservoir of Dachengzi Township in the Pinggu District in the very outer suburbs of Beijing. hese ruins are the beginning of the Beijing Wall proper.
Adjacent Map gives direct access to Jiangjun Guan Great Wall Map by Google Earth.
As shown adjacent, the Taipingzhai Section proper is fairly short in length and leads from south to north rather than east to west. Taipingzhai Great wall stretches between Tiantai Mountain (& Resorts) in the south east and the eastern bank of the Yu River (Yu He or Ju He) near Taipingzhai Village several kilometers due north of Tiantai Mountain.
In the East beyond the official starting point at Tiantai Mountain more ruins can be traced and identified for several kilometers leading east and away into the westernmost parts of Zunhua County of Tangshan Prefecture of Hebei Province. On the western end across the Yu River lies the adjacent section of Huangyaguan / Yellow Clif, also a part of Ji County in Tianjin City Province.
Adjacent Map gives direct access to Taipingzhai Great Wall Map by Google Earth.